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March 15, 2014 - 12:21 am
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The prime minister said international partners separately studied the data and arrived at the same conclusion. Now investigators are using that last data point to calculate how far the aircraft might have flown. However, they are “unable to confirm the precise location of the plane when it last made contact with the satellite.”

 

 

 

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Was the NSA too busy listening to Americans having phone sex to see this coming? They are too swamped with illegal spying on Americans to do their actual job, foreign surveillance.
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Do radar facilities keep logs of tracks like ISP or telephone exchanges do?

If they do how long do they keep them?
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This has taken a lot of media attentiuon off of Ukraine.
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"Satellite data shows hijacked MH370 was last seen flying towards Pakistan OR Indian Ocean, says the Daily Mail." May be he decided to commit suicide by crashing the plane over the Himalayas. It reminds me of the beginning of "Lost Horizon" a 1930's novel by James Hilton that gave the English language the word "Shangri-La".
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I've been watching the news on and off all day and have yet to hear about the scandal of dirty harry and that pub. senator from Utah selling their high office favors. the f.b.i. was set upon by the d.o.j. for trying to further the investigation. gubberment gone wild.

its no wonder they get away w/ all their criminal activities. NOTHING on the news but this airplane stuff. easy to distract the masses when you control the media I guess.
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Just to balance the puzzling presumption that followers of the Religon of Peace may have been involved....


Let me remind all that The Little Sisters of the Poor have been involved in litigation regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Be careful out there.
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What is it with the Obummer administration reducing women to "sex machines "? This sounds like the real "War on Women"!! When I was young & needed birth control pills I bought my own damn birth control pills!! I did without luxury items like a car, so I could pay for my health insurance AND birth control pills & everything else I needed.
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It is now being reported that the plane may have flown seven hours after turning off the transponder.

The plane also threaded through radar detection, a military maneuver.

This looks more and more like a military operation. Landing at a military controlled location would give the backup control systems for hostage control, information suppression and "next steps".

Muslims Behaving Badly would suggest some state actors, but the pinpointing of which...is large. Making the where...even larger. Seven hours would cover a huge geography.

The Iranians with stolen passports may have military training, but now the thinking may be to help the Muslim pilot, not overpower him.

As for the passengers...who knows which ones may also be part of the plot or have knowledge and experience that is being extracted...willingly or otherwise.
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Don't think for an instant that EVERY other terrorist organization on earth isn't learning PLENTY about the weaknesses of air travel security/communications from this tragedy!!
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I don't understand why it is allowed that transponder can be turned off. For what reason would you give the crew that capability in a commercial jet liner? So they could play hide and seek? Nevertheless, I understand that it just takes the flip of a switch in the 777. However, there is apparently also radio communications and an automatic reporting system that sends plane data continually. These are supposedly hard wired into the plane. Something doesn't smell right in all of this reporting.
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Please remember that there are many things on a plane that authorities cannot quite disclose. I am sure there are fixed transponders in every plane since 9/11. Authorities must know a few things they cannot disclose. If the US is able to track every plane on the planet -- most specially one MADE by an American company -- that should be a very well guarded secret. In time they will find a way to disclose the info they have without making the bad guys aware of things they should not know. My 2 cents.
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Likely reason to steal THIS plane: It is carrying Something Worth Stealing or Smuggling.

QUESTION: Where had this plane been in the 24 hours prior to this flight? Where had its passengers been in same time frame? This may be impossible to track, but overseas hotels often require identity papers. They would also likely have credit card trails that could be Sherlocked. If you find a few who do not have trails, you may have a "non-barking dog" on which to concentrate further research.
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Sorry but I have more questions than answers.

Regarding state actors: You can BUY a jet. Legally. I believe that there are literally tons of surplus jets down around the CA-AZ border. If anyone wants a used 7X7, just go down and haggle, Nyet?

A Boeing 777 needs far more specialized parts and servicing than a 15 year old 737 or 767. Whoever has this does not need to keep it for long.

The range and flight path suggest Golden Triangle. All of the nations in range (India, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand do not need to steal a plane. Golden Triangle has a much harder problem getting their own Air Force. But why a 777? Again, there are tons of used planes for sale in the world, and a WMD doesn't care about its delivery system.

Regarding WMD delivery systems: A shipping container is probably far more practical. And there are (again, literally) hundreds of thousands for your silver bullet to get lost among.

Just a note on the inevitable "Space Aliens". The would not have stopped at 45,000 feet! Or, its been turned into a starship, ala "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers"!
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" I believe that there are literally tons of surplus jets down around the CA-AZ border."

Check out the surplus planes at Mojave, California. North of L.A.



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Right. The hijack theory just doesn't make sense. In all probability, the plane crashed though they are still to find it. If I am not mistaken, some have never been found.

There must be better ways to acquire or even steal a plane without getting all the navies of the world to look for you.
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